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|Tube Feeding Tips: Preventing Spills|
Notch Prevents Spills
Here are a couple of pictures of the syringe I use for tube feeding. I use a big 140cc “sheep syringe,” coupled with various cheapie lightweight “pitchers” (measuring cups) from Wal-Mart. I use large ones for formula (I don’t try to pour direct from can) and small ones for meds. They are $2 to $3 each, much easier to use than heavy glass ones, and there’s less chance for slipping (and a mess).
The notch in the syringe makes it easy to pour into—again, no accidents.
LifelineLetter, January/February 2013